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Patient, EMS Personnel Decontaminated After Bushkill Township Crash

Bushkill Township police fear a vehicle involved in a crash was carrying chemicals used to make methamphetamines.

UPDATE, 6:06 p.m.: One patient and several EMS personnel had to be decontaminated after a crash and spill in Bushkill Township, according to Robert Mateff, the director of .

Teams from Lehigh County Haz-Mat and the Department of Environmental Protection's Emergency Response Program were dispatched around 4 p.m. to the crash at Old Allentown and Male roads.

Early dispatches said police feared the vehicle was a mobile drug lab, carrying chemicals used to make methamphetamines, according to a report in The Morning Call.

Mateff would not confirm or deny these reports -- his main concerns were for the patients' safety and to make sure the scene was safe.

According to Mateff, when fire and EMS personnel arrived, the patient was covered in a substance similar to WD-40. That was when Emergency Management Services was dispatched to the scene.

One area resident was forced to leave her car at the Giant Food Stores in Wind Gap and walk to her house on Male Road, but there were no evacuations, Mateff said.

ORIGINAL POST: Teams from Lehigh County Haz-Mat and the Department of Environmental Protection's Emergency Response Program are at the scene of a crash and spill in Bushkill Township, according to police radio reports.

The team was dispatched around 4 p.m. to the crash at Old Allentown and Male roads.

Early dispatches said police feared the vehicle was a mobile drug lab, carrying chemicals used to make methamphetamines, according to a report in The Morning Call.

At 4:47 p.m., officials radioed that fire police should "keep the media out" of the area, the report said.

One area resident was forced to leave her car at the Giant Food Stores in Wind Gap and walk to her house on Male Road.

Several fire companies and ambulances have been dispatched for a "mass casualty incident."

A PennStar helicopter was preparing to land in the area around 5:13 p.m.

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